courage MAKES EVERYTHING POSSIBLE. 1301 20th Street South l Great Falls, MT 59405 www.ugf.edu FOR MORE INFORMATION The University of Great Falls Addictions PLEASE CONTACT Counseling Certificate Program seeks to provide the opportunity for the working professional to Sonja Bickford, MBA take courses leading to a certificate in addictions Director of Continuing Education counseling. The program is approved by the University of Great Falls Montana Licensed Addictions Counselors Board. 1301 Twentieth Street South Great Falls, MT 59405 The Certificate in Addictions Counseling provides the human services professional with (406) 791-5389 firstname.lastname@example.org an opportunity to deeply explore the etiology of human addictions with an orientation toward Or clinical practice. The program offers advanced training and exposure to the ever-changing field of addictions diagnosis, assessment, treatment, Dr. Karen Hendricks and recovery. Students who have completed the Addictions Counseling Program Coordinator certificate program will be prepared for work in a University of Great Falls variety of settings: addictions treatment centers, human service agencies, private practice and 1301 Twentieth Street South Great Falls, MT 59405 Addictions Counseling prevention programs in schools and communities. (406) 791-5337 The program is structured to meet the educational email@example.com POST-BACCALAUREATE requirements for state and national licensure and to prepare students to pass the Montana state licensure examination. Certificate Program UNIVERSITY OF GREAT FALLS ADDICTIONS COUNSELING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM ADDICTIONS COUNSELING CURRICULUM COURSE SCHEDULE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM Students seeking admission to the certificate program FALL SEMESTER OBJECTIVES must have a baccalaureate degree in psychology, Cultural and Clinical Issues: XADC 174 sociology, social work, counseling, or related field from an Assessment in Addictions: XADC 261 1. Provide students with a solid theoretical and accredited college or university. Ethics in Human Services: XHSV 326 empirical knowledge base in addictions studies. The state of Montana has four additional requirements for SPRING SEMESTER 2. Facilitate student use of critical self-reflection Licensed Addictions Counselors: Addictions Theory: XADC 145 and professional research skills in order to Pharmacology: XADC 146 produce counselors who are professional and 1. Applicants must meet chemical dependency/ addiction Record Documentation: XADC 164 ethically based. and counseling education requirements. The six courses that are required for the Addictions Counseling Certificate FALL OR SPRING 3. Prepare students to accurately assess, at the University of Great Falls fulfill these requirements. Internship in Addictions: XADC 295 decisively intervene and effectively counsel The six required continuing education courses are: addicted clients and their families. • Addictions Theory: XADC 145, COURSE COST • Pharmacology: XADC 146, $85.00 per credit, totaling $255 per 3-credit 4. Learn to create treatment plans, manage • Assessment and Appraisal: XADC 261, course. services and document a comprehensive • Ethics in Human Services: XHSV 326, treatment process for individuals and families. • Record Documentation: XADC 164, Addictions counseling certificate students • Clinical Issues in Counseling: XADC 174. needing the additional academic credit 5. Apply critical and creative thinking skills in coursework for licensure (item #3) may solving problems related to the addictive 2. The state requires that applicants have completed 1,000 register for these additional courses at the process. hours of supervised work experience. University of Great same per credit cost rate. Falls can assist students in locating an appropriate WHO SHOULD ENROLL? internship opportunity and students may also enroll in For more information, please refer to the Internship In Addictions: XADC 295, as an elective course. UGF academic schedule at www.ugf.edu or • Emergent professional training for those new to contact the program coordinator. the addictions field 3. Students intending to apply for licensure must also • Current professional training for behavioral show that they have completed additional coursework health professionals for academic credit: “human behavior, sociology, • Advanced level training opportunities for psychology, or similar emphasis” for six credits, continuing professional development “psychopathology or coursework exploring patterns and courses of abnormal or deviant behavior” for 3 credits WHY THIS PROGRAM? and “counseling” for 9 credits. UGF offers courses that Addictions Counseling Certificate students can take to • Our course instructors are experienced experts fulfill these requirements. in their respective areas. • Our program is constructed to prepare students 4. Students must also take and pass the competency for professional practice and licensure. examination. UGF’s certificate program coursework will • Our courses are delivered in a distance format prepare students for this examination. and/or an online format. The University of Great Falls Addictions Counseling Post- Baccalaureate Certificate program fully prepares students for licensure.
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